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Guide to Flute Music by Women Composers

Explore Flute Repertoire

Hildegard is proud to offer a fine selection of distinguished flute works by women composers. Several of our publications have even been National Flute Association winners in past years.


Flute and Piano

Laura Elise Schwendinger

Aurora, was commissioned by the National Flute Association Inc. Young Artist Competition (2017). A flutist, as well as a composer, the composer writes that the work “is an ode to the flute repertoire I grew up with. French in feeling, the piece takes advantage of the flute’s flexibility." Schwendinger celebrates the possible colors of the flute through this virtuosic work.

494-03104 • $19.95

Bati l'Gani

Solo Flute with optional improvised percussion

Meira Warshauer

Written for and recorded by renowned flutist, Paula Robison, Bati l’gani was inspired by a verse from Song of Songs and takes its title from that text (“I have come into my garden”). The piece may be performed as written, for flute alone, or with improvised percussion.

494-02841 • $9.95

Prelude and Fugue

Flute and Piano

Marion Bauer

Honorable Mention winner of National Flute Association's 2010 Newly Published Music Competition! Never before published, this piece by Washington State composer, Marion Bauer (1882-1955), combines aspects of impressionism and more modern elements. The edition contains extensive program notes and critical notes.

494-02859 • $21.95

Arca Sacra

Solo Flute

Cynthia Folio

This interesting piece for solo flute includes many musical palindromes as its palidromic title implies. In addition to this unusual structural element, the work is also influenced by jazz and folk music.

494-02650 • $19.95

Four Glimpses of Night

Solo Flute

Binnette Lipper

Inspired by a poem of the same title written by Frank Marshall Davis, this piece is in four movements that reflect the poem. The writing is expressive with searching, fluid lines in varying rhythmic patterns with changing tempi and shifting moods. Rich musical material allows the player to indulge in imagination, light and dark use of tone, more free phrasing, some light tonguing and dynamic range creating a sense of magical wonder and lightness of spirit, as if accompanying four vignettes.

494-02975 • $14.95

Rhapsodia Andina

Flute or Violin & Piano (includes separate parts)

Adriana Isabel Figueroa Mañas

This piece can be played equally effectively by flute or violin. Composed in two contrasting sections, Figueroa's music recalls her native Argentinean folkloric music especially in the use of rhythm and melodic color.

494-02957 • $15.95